Subtropical Storm Ernesto forms in northern Atlantic Ocean

Posted at 5:37 AM, Aug 15, 2018

Subtropical Storm Ernesto developed Wednesday in the Atlantic Ocean about 695 miles southeast of Cape Race, Newfoundland.

The storm will not impact the United States. 

The storm is moving toward the north near 8 mph and a turn toward the north-northeast is expected later today, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Ernesto has 40 mph winds and additional strengthening is possible.

Ernesto is expected to become a post-tropical cyclone Thursday night or early Friday, the National Hurricane Center said.


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